Three years ago I wrote a post about changing my tagline from The musings of a daughter’s journey as an unexpected caregiver, to The musings on life post Alzheimer’s, caregiving, and new OMG moments, here’s a little snip it from that post:
“In my life that is continually full of change, I realized that it is time, perhaps past time to change the blog’s tag line. The original tag was: The musings of a daughter’s journey as an unexpected caregiver, well I will always be a daughter and my journey shall continue, but life as a caregiver has sadly ceased. And those who have been following me or know me, understand that my role as caregiver was not a cake walk, but I’d gladly take it back to have my mother again and that is why I say “sadly ceased”, because she was the one who was taking care of. So the role changed, but the journey is my journey and there are still many things to share….”
I found as time went on that I was struggling with the new tagline, it didn’t feel like me. That may sound weird to you, but as a writer we think, we feel and if something seems off, we have to change it. That was me. I knew my life changed, but did my tagline have to? I was still writing about Alzheimer’s, caregiving and the new moments and experiences in my life, but somehow the new tagline didn’t feel right. I realized that no one said I had to change my original TL just because my role change, and there I sat with that line for about a year. Last year I decided to change it back to the original; The musings of a daughter’s journey as an unexpected caregiver.
Once I changed it back, it felt correct. I realized that aside from the news and resources that I provide, the posts are still my musings. I will always be a daughter and though I may not be a caregiver now, I was once and hope that people can learn from my experiences, stories and tips. I was deep into caregiving as my mother’s changes were happening unexpectantly. And like so may of you who fall into this role and have to show up, and learn on the fly, I speak for you, I am learning for you, I am in action for you and for caregivers to come.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is the 6th leading cause of death with no known cure. It is not a normal part of aging and because of the increase of those afflicted with the disease, the cost of care is rising.
Tomorrow on PBS for anyone who I dare say wants to know more about the disease, its effect on caregivers, on families, the rising cost of care, and how that will affect us all then please turn the dial, or set your DVR to, Alzheimer’s:Every Minute Counts, as I say welcome to the world that we advocates live in.
Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, premiers tomorrow January 25, 2017, at 10p ET, and it’s an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.
It’s the season of giving back which is the perfect time to tell you about a company that is giving back to helping the Alzheimer’s Association®’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.
Harris Tea Company is as passionate about giving back as they are about creating the perfect blend of tea and from June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017, they are donating 10 cents from each box sold of Harris Green Tea, Decaffeinated Green Tea and Decaffeinated Black Tea to the Association with a minimum annual donation of $25,000.
Harris Tea Company, sources teas from regions spanning the globe to create savory comforting blends. Their experts cultivate relationships with suppliers all over the world, to create each unique blend of tea that is then proudly blended and packaged in the U.S.A. in their GFSI (BRC) certified facility.
With over 150 years of combined tea experience, those of us in the fight against Alzheimer’s would say Harris Tea’s support and advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association® is their best blend to date.
Harris Tea Company, is a regional branded tea leader located in Moorestown, New Jersey. To find out where you can buy their tea or to learn more about their company, visit their website at Harris Tea Brand.
Or send them love for their support on Facebook at HarrisTea .
The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization that works on global, national and local levels to enhance research, care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.
During week13 of the NFL season you may have noticed player’s cleats looking a bit different, a bit unique, a bit custom.
As part of their new initiative, My Cause My Cleats, NFL players wore custom cleats to raises awareness and proceeds for the charities that they are passionate about.
Due to the success of the NFL’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its Salute to Service program, the use of custom cleats—pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and camouflage for Salute to Service—sparked an idea, and after talking with various players, the My Cause My Cleats initiative was born.
Anna Isaacson, the NFL’s senior vice president of social responsibility, mentioned to Bleacher Report this has been a concept two years in the making. “It was important to give players a platform for their stories to come out and be told. We also wanted to make sure there was a visual element to tell those stories.
Anyone who knows me, will know that football is my favorite sport and for the number of hits (no pun intended) that the NFL takes at times; I want to give them some love for this awesome initiative and for allowing a little fun with the uniforms.
If you’re looking to become an advocate for a cause, there are several foundations and charities represented by the players that provide a great launch point and I have included the pdf below that features most, if not all, of the players who participated in this campaign and their corresponding causes.